Who is Jen Psaki's husband? Joe Biden names her White House press secretary, Internet calls her a 'huge upgrade'

Psaki will be one of seven women to who make up Biden’s communications team, making it the first of its kind where all top aides tasked with speaking for a presidential administration will be female


                            Who is Jen Psaki's husband? Joe Biden names her White House press secretary, Internet calls her a 'huge upgrade'
Jen Psaki (Getty Images)

 President-elect Joe Biden announced the names of the White House's senior communication staff on Sunday, November 29. He has hired an all-female senior communications team for his administration, led by Jennifer Rene Psaki also known as Jen Psaki, a veteran of President Barack Obama's administration, as his first press secretary. 

Biden also gave positions to the top campaign aides Kate Bedingfield as White House communications director and Symone Sanders as senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris. During the elections, Bedingfield worked as deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden-Harris Campaign. Other top communications hires include, Elizabeth Alexander, communications director for first lady Jill Biden; Ashley Etienne, communications director for Harris; Karine Jean-Pierre, principal deputy press secretary and Pili Tobar, deputy White House communications director. This means that Psaki will be one of seven women part of Biden’s communications team, making it the first of its kind where all top aides tasked with speaking for a presidential administration will be female. 

(L to R) German Amb. Peter Wittig talks with Greg Mecher and Jen Psaki at The Residence of the German Ambassador on March 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

The 41-year-old WH press secretary is married to Gregory Matthew Mecher also known as Greg Mecher, deputy finance director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Born on December 1, 1978, in Stamford, Connecticut, Psaki tied the knot with Greg Mecher on May 1, 2010, at the Woodlawn Farm in Ridge, Maryland. Psaki, a graduate of the College of William and Mary lives in Virginia with her husband and two children. 

Psaki acknowledged Biden's announcement and wrote, "Honored to work again for @JoeBiden, a man I worked on behalf of during the Obama-Biden Admin as he helped lead economic recovery, rebuilt our relationships with partners (turns out good practice) and injected empathy and humanity into nearly every meeting I sat in." She later named her new teammates and said, "This is a team of some of the most talented, battle-tested communicators out there @KBeds, @K_JeanPierre, @SymoneDSanders, @AshleyEtienne09, @EAlexander, @pilitobar87---who are also all women, most diverse team in history and also 6 Moms of young kids"



 

 



 

 

"Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a President, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House," Biden said in a statement. "I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women. These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better," the statement further read. Psaki is all set to become the public face of the Biden administration, a role that Kayleigh McEnany holds in outgoing president Donald Trump's administration. 

As soon as the announcement was made, people started comparing her with Kayleigh, as one Internet user said, "Jen Psaki is my new favorite person simply because she is not Kayleigh McEnany." While another one said, "Great choices. Jen Psaki will be a refreshing change from Kayleigh McEnany."



 

 



 

 

Calling Psaki an "upgrade" another one said, "The New White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is a huge upgrade from from the Little Liar Kayleigh and Sarah Sanders Hillbilly for sure." Another one wrote, "Finally a professional, Jen Psaki as press secretary ... replacing a born-again liar, Kayleigh MacAninnie, trump's mouth piece"



 

 



 

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